Saturday, December 29, 2007

Reading by the Pool!! I did not reach my goal to go to the public library over break! OOoops! I have been very busy in Phoenix with family reading at the pool. Although I came up short, I feel like I am refreshed and ready to conquer information literacy upon my return to Minnesota. For now, a few book recommendations:

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher - the one and only book I read here that took me less than a day and it is young adult lit!! Good for reluctant readers!

Into the Wild by Kraukaur - You will either love it or hate it and I think it is all dependant on your love or hate for the main character (Chris McCandless.) I appreciate his journey and had a hard time putting this book down!

Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert - I know...girly book...but I had to figure out what all of the fuss was about. I actually thought this book was great! I love her style and voice. I found pieces in this book that I could really connect to. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is the least bit spiritual, but battles religion, or someone looking for an uplifting story.

Okay...that is all I have for now! See you all soon!


Ms. Burnett said...

How did Into the Wild compare to the movie?

Connie said...

It must be so nice to be reading by the pool. I envy your chance to recharge for the coming semester!

I enjoyed reading "Into the Wild" several years ago...What I remember most (besides the tragic ending to his journey) was the list of vocabulary words that I'd never heard of before. I finally quit looking every new word up in the dictionary! I see that the movie is on a couple of the "Best of 2007" lists.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I've read a few of Chris Crutcher's books. They're so intense! I'm a little hesitant to recommend them to middle schoolers unless they're very mature readers. The pool and Arizona sound fantastic!